dishonest dishonest  /dɪs ˈɑ nəst/


  1. (adj) deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
  2. (adj) capable of being corrupted


  1. The annulment process was dishonest, and it was important to stand up and say that.
  2. Eagleton emerged as either naive or overambitious and dishonest in not telling McGovern about his past illness.
  3. As the clever hopes expire Of a low dishonest decade: Waves of anger and fear Circulate over the bright And darkened.


  1. June 17-23: 1980s Edinburgh, 1590s Venice And A Study Of Dishonesty

    In softcover fiction, Irvine Welsh gives us a prequel to Trainspotting, and Regina O'Melveny tells the story of a 16th-century Renaissance woman. In nonfiction, Dan Ariely discovers what keeps us dishonest.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: NPR

  2. Czech PM Necas says not considering resigning after raids

    PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas said he had no reason to consider resigning on Thursday after anti-organized-crime police made a series of raids around the country that also involved his office. "I am personally convinced that I did not do anything dishonest and that my colleagues have not done anything dishonest either," Necas told reporters. "Therefore I do not have any ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Special Report: Egypt's Brotherhood turns to flour power

    By Tom Perry and Abdel Rahman Youssef ALEXANDRIA (Reuters) - The bread queue can be a dangerous and dishonest place in Egypt. People have killed over state-subsidized loaves. Corruption blights much of the trade. The problems, says the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, are why it has introduced a new way to deliver bread - safely and cleanly - from bakeries to homes. ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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